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Orion NCM Server and NCM Integration Module – what goes where?

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One of the questions I regularly answer on thwack is which NCM component to install where and how to enable integration of NCM with NPM.   Specifically, where to install the 2 different executables included in the NCM download.  

To help clarify deployment, here’s a quick overview:

  • NCM “Server” executable – installs the NCM server, client application, and standalone website.   These components can be installed on the same server you installed NPM or on a completely separate server.  PLEASE NOTE: Installing this executable on the same server as NPM does NOT automatically enable integration with NCM.  You still need to install the NCM integration module described below.
  • “NPM integration” executable – installs the NCM integration module on your Orion NPM website.  This component must be installed locally on your Orion NPM server.  After installation and configuration wizard has finished, you will see a Network Configuration Manager link show up in your Orion NPM website.   

One last tip: When upgrading from previous versions of NCM, don’t forget to also upgrade your NCM integration module at the same time.  Otherwise, you won’t see any of the cool new features!    For example, the NCM 5.5.1 integration module now allows you upload and download configs, execute scripts, and run inventory and compliance reports directly from your Orion NPM 9.5 website! 


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Standing side by side with teammates, jumping up and down, waiting to exit the tunnel as tens of thousands of fans rise to their feet and erupt with the thunderous roar of clapping in unison...this was one of my fondest memories from my time at the University of Texas. Unfortunately, I was just one of the clapping fans. At five foot eight and a buck fifty, it's probably better that way. I will spare you the long job history... Before I went to the dark side (of product marketing):  IBM RS6000 division  IBM Global Services Transitioning (the force was strong):  Tivoli Systems (assimilation into IBM) May as well have been Darth Vader: PentaSafe (startup acquired) -> NetIQ Identity Mgmt Division in Sun Microsystems SolarWinds - 2nd PM UnboundID SolarWinds (Yes, I couldn't stay away, so I'm back!) So, I've now been at SolarWinds for a long time (especially if you don't count my brief sabbatical) - long enough to have been involved in PM'ing virtually every Orion platform-based product in the portfolio. More than you ever wanted to know about me... I could eat sushi every day. I prefer Cabernets and Merlots over Pinots, despite the guidance from Sideways fanatics. I've intentionally avoided playing WoW for fear I would never stop. I disagree vehemently with my wife that watching college football all day Saturday and then NFL all day on Sunday is excessive.